Half a day Workshop on
Unlocking Green Investments:An Introduction to Climate  Finance and Developing Winning Concept Notes

Date: February 15, 2024

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Venue: Auditorium, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka



 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM: Welcome Address and Workshop Overview

  • Hemanthi Ranasinghe, Chairperson, Academic and Examination Committee, IEPSL and Senior Professor, Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

9:10 AM – 9:20 AM: Opening Remarks

  • Mrs. Shirani Yasarathne, President, IEPSL and Senior Advisor, Biodiversity Sri Lanka

9:20 AM – 9:30 AM: Address

  • Mr. Venura Fernando, Chairman, Central Environmental Authority (CEA)

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM: Address

  • Sujith Gunawardhana, General Manager, INSEE Ecocycle followed by a short video on Circular Economy Concept

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM: Introduction to Climate Finance and Instruments

  • Mr. Kavitha Ariyabandu, Senior Fund and Business Development Officer,   Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

10:20AM – 10:35 AM: Tea Break

10:35 – 11:05 AM: International Carbon Markets and Opportunities

  • Mr. Don Sandev Ferdinando, Carbon Consultant, Serendib Assets

 11:05 AM – 11:35 AM: Crafting Winning Climate Finance Concept Notes

  • Kavitha Ariyabandu, Senior Fund and Business Development Officer,   Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

11:35 AM – 12:05 PM: Q&A with Experts

  • Moderated by Mr. Ajith Ethugala, Vice President and Member, Academic and Examination Committee, IEPSL

12:05 PM: Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Nimal Gamage, Deputy Director General, Environmental Management and Assessment Division, CEA and Member, Academic and Examination Committee, IEPSL

12:15 PM: End of workshop